Thursday, 22 September 2016 15:42

RCMP South West Regional Traffic Services helping to educate about children's car seats

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As parents and caregivers, we are all responsible for the precious cargo that travels with us on a daily basis on Saskatchewan’s roadways. 

According to St. John’s Ambulance, using a Child Restraint System (CRS) correctly reduces the likelihood of injury to a child by seventy percent and fatalities by ninety percent.  Unfortunately, statistics show less than ten percent of these restraints are used correctly.
 
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, a free Car Seat Clinic will be held in Swift Current from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. located in the SE parking lot of the Living Sky Casino.
 
You may have questions such as if your child is in the proper type of restraint, has the restraint been installed correctly, is the child restraint expired or has a recall, and so on.  During this clinic, car seat technicians will be available to answer any questions you may have as well as providing a one-on-one inspection and, if needed, instruction on how to install your restraint correctly.
 
This clinic is being hosted by RCMP South West Regional Traffic Services in partnership with:
·         Swift Current Family Resource Centre
·         Living Sky Casino
·         Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
·         Canadian Tire – Swift Current
·         SGI
 
This is about a simple action that could make the difference between life and death.  The proper installation and use of the correct car seat for a child’s size and weight goes a long way in ensuring a child’s safety.  Let’s ensure it’s done correctly together!

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